- Granting Agency: EPA
- Appropriation Amount: $23 Million
- Grant Amount: $0 to $350,000, 0-50% Match
- Announcement Date: February 9, 2022
- Closing Date: April 11, 2022
Purpose: This announcement is for two sources of funding through the FY22-FY23 Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program; the traditional program with 50% match and a no-match program funded by BIL.
This grant competition to fund two-year Pollution Prevention assistance agreements for projects that provide technical assistance (e.g., information, training, tools) to businesses1 to help them develop and adopt source reduction practices (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. In keeping with the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, EPA is encouraging P2 because implementing these practices can result in reductions in pollutants, and the use of water, energy, and other raw materials, while also lowering business costs. States, state entities, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S., federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply.
Applications must address at least one of the following National Emphasis Areas (NEAs) to be eligible for award. Alaska tribes and tribal consortia are specifically eligible under NEA #6. Addressing more than one NEA or all NEAs will not give an applicant ranking preference in EPA’s selection process:
NEA #1: Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with food and beverage manufacturing and processing businesses normally associated with NAICS codes 311 and 3121 for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions or water discharges, water or energy usage, hazardous materials generation and use. Technical assistance projects or activities associated with entities that are not included under NAICS codes 311 or 3121, such as restaurants, grocery stores and other retail establishments, do not qualify for this NEA.
NEA #2: Chemical Manufacturing, Processing and Formulation: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses normally associated with NAICS code 325 and associated subsectors (4-6 digit NAICS codes under 325). Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within this NAICS code to identify, develop, and adopt P2 practices in the production of chemical products and formulations. Projects can also include working with businesses within this NAICS code to promote research, development, and marketing of green chemistry products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances.
NEA #3: Automotive Manufacturing and Maintenance: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses in the automotive industry, normally associated with NAICS codes 3361, 3362, 3363, and 8111 and associated subsectors. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in manufacturing and maintenance of automobiles and automotive products.
NEA #4: Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing and Maintenance: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses in the aerospace industry, normally associated with NAICS codes 3364 and subsectors for manufacture and 488190 for maintenance. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in any aspect of aerospace product and parts manufacturing and maintenance.
NEA #5: Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses normally associated with NAICS codes 331 and 332, (primary metal manufacturing and/or fabricated metal manufacturing and subsectors). Primary metal manufacturing is associated with smelting and/or refining ferrous and nonferrous metals from ore, pig or scrap, using electrometallurgical and other process metallurgical techniques. Fabricated metal product manufacturing includes transforming metal into intermediate or end products, such as forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining, used to shape individual pieces of metal; and other processes, such as electroplating, polishing, coating, welding and assembling. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in any aspect of primary metal manufacturing and/or fabricated metal manufacturing and subsectors.
NEA #6: Supporting Pollution Prevention in Indian Country and for Alaska Native Villages: This NEA is available only to federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses in Indian country and Alaska Native Villages. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses and their facilities in Indian country or in Alaska Native Villages to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices and do not need to support the previous five NEAs or any other specific industrial sector. Note: Technical assistance may also be provided to businesses operated by the federally-recognized tribe or intertribal consortium and/or to businesses located in Indian country or in Alaska Native Villages
Other restrictions and guidelines apply. Please refer to the relevant NOFO for more information.
Section 6605 of the PPA and applicable parts of 40 CFR Part 35, Subparts A and B (40 CFR 35.340 et seq. and 35.660 et seq.) authorize EPA to award grants and/or cooperative agreements to the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S. (40 CFR 35.345), any agency or instrumentality of a state, including colleges and universities of states, federally-recognized Indian tribes that meet the requirements as described in 40 CFR 35.663, and Intertribal Consortia that meet the requirements in 40 CFR 35.504.8 Colleges and universities must be chartered, commissioned or publicly-owned/operated by the state or the federally-recognized tribe in order to be eligible. Colleges and universities must include documentation within their applications, which may include, but is not limited to a: state constitutional reference, college/university charter, W-7 tax form that has confirmed the college or university to serve as an instrumentality of a state or a federally-recognized tribe. Note: Local governments, private universities, for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and individuals are not eligible to apply for funding under this announcement.
Additional Resources for Applicants can be found in the NOFOs. You can also contact Alaska’s Region 10 P2 staff at 206.533.0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.